MCAD Annual Art Sale


Held every year the weekend before Thanksgiving, the MCAD Art Sale is your chance to buy one-of-a-kind art created by students and recent graduates at unbeatable prices.

The MCAD Art Sale is one of the most anticipated art events in the Twin Cities, featuring nearly 7,000 pieces of art from more than 400 student and alumni artists.

The MCAD Art Sale is an opportunity for community members to discover affordable, one-of-a-kind art while supporting the professional development of emerging artists. Since its inception, emerging artists have earned more than $3.3 million in sales.


Thank you to our 2019 lead sponsor

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“One of my favorite yearly events is the MCAD Art Sale, where students sell their work at can’t-beat-‘em prices.” –City Pages

“Arguably the best original art sale in the Twin Cities.” –Star Tribune

“Ah, the MCAD Art Sale. The art hunter's dream come true . . . we can spend hours nitpicking through this amazing sale; the size and scope of it is simply, wonderfully maddening . . . Our advice? Wear a nut cup; collectors do not mess around.” –L'etoile

“Each year local art aficionados flock in droves to MCAD's annual art sale. Why? Well, combine hundreds of majorly talented student and alumni artists, over 7,000 works, price points under $1,000 (with most under $100) and you've got the recipe for a rabid, art-buying frenzy.” –Secrets of the City

“MCAD's annual art sale has become a must-stop for those wanting to add to their collection or folks who are just looking for something they love to hang on their wall.” –Pioneer Press

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